It always begins so clean, so nice, so simple...
But you could read between the coke and pepsi lines and sense the fierce ensuing competition:
The wines - St. Aubin vs. Peter Vella box wine (their graphic design is so inspired!):
The vodkas - Grey Goose vs. Smirnoff and the cokes - Pepsi vs. Coke:
My dear friend Sally Rumble comes through with her homemade blindfold!!
I obviously think this is a cute look:
Cory Arcangel's arrogant "give it to me":
Here it is, Cory, can you do it? Sniff away boy!
Haaa, harder than you thought huh?! Beer was his palette cleanser.
A lot harder:
Ok, I know which is which!
Cory: Here Lauren, have a sip of my beer. It's good! Lauren: What would you know? You have no taste buds.
Oh we had high hopes for Lauren Cornell being a classy lady who grew up in NYC...
But hopes are often dashed:
And squashed as if they never existed:
Jacob, the Drinker:
Jamie Rollins had a special kind of challenge:
Guess if it's your friend James Powderley or your girlfriend Rebecca Bureau kissing you? He was stumped.
In the drink challenge too.
Rebecca on the other hand...being half French...
Knew a box wine from a French wine...
And the differences between American Colas AND the subtleties of a pretentious vodka versus Smirnoff. Hooray!! First person to win the triple challenge!!
Sally's a great blindfold maker. Let's just leave it at that.
Why does this boob/wine glass photo seem wrong?
Lily Whitall read somewhere that looking like a blonde pocohantas would give her a leg up in the challenge:
Let's take a sniff:
Let's really get in there...oh well.
Ok John, Mr. Conoisseur.
The stars just weren't aligned:
The stars were bad:
He guessed the Colas correctly:
But the wine mistake will take time to heal:
With only one person, Rebecca, having met the challenge, Jonah was amped.
That's my boy!! He became the second (and ssshhh, last!) person to win the challenge!
Dalton Conley represented NYU by attempting to cheat. Just kidding. He didn't cheat.
In the end he gave the party a 50 minute lecture on how if you cheat you only cheat youself...and then tried for another sneak peak. Just kidding *again*!
Duncan represented Columbia by being big - too big for his whole head *and* body to fit in a picture:
The only person to ask for a refill:
Duncan confessed to us that he really likes challenges involving drinking. We had no idea.
Whereas the majority of players got 1 out of 3 right, Natalie Jeremijenko made a name for herself by getting all 3 wrong! That's my girl!
Friend from high school, Tosan Omabegho (my nickname for him: Toaster OnABagel), giving it a go:
He was introducing me to his date who he brought named Vasolina - no joke - she was very sweet and very sloppily named - pun intended.
Thanks to whoever took this picture - you really captured nothing special. BTW, I got 2 out of 3 right and will now be sticking to box wine since I apparently prefer it.
If you look past the mess,
You'll see THE RESULTS!!
6/16 GUESSED THE WINE CORRECTLY = 36%
8/16 GUESSED THE VODKA CORRECTLY = 50%
11/16 GUESSED THE COLA CORRECTLY = 70%
IMPORTANT NOTE: IT TOOK TWO PEOPLE OF FRENCH AND OF ITALIAN ANCESTRY TO HAVE PALETTES DISCERNING ENOUGH FOR THE WINE, VODKA AND COLA TASTE TEST CHALLENGE!
The point is that this challenge was A LOT harder than people expected. A LOT. I dare you to give it a try and report back here please! Good night!